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  • Connections Smooth O'Garro's Cash Collection

    Some lethal emails revealed by The Courant last week interrupted the genial flow expected in the week ahead. Trouble grows in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's promiscuous grant-and-loan business. The public and federal criminal investigators are getting a look...
  • O'Malley continues on fundraising path to 2016

    O'Malley continues on fundraising path to 2016
    Amid growing speculation about Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, Gov. Martin O'Malley managed to ramp up his national political fundraising last year as he weighed whether to seek the Democratic Party nomination, according to a pair of campaign...
  • Former Chris Christie aide says governor knew of bridge lane closures

    Former Chris Christie aide says governor knew of bridge lane closures
    A former close aide to Gov. Chris Christie said the governor knew about the George Washington Bridge road closures while they were happening, disputing the governor’s assertions that he only learned about the mess later. A lawyer for David...
  • Quinn pushes for minimum wage increase, early childhood education spending

    Quinn pushes for minimum wage increase, early childhood education spending
    SPRINGFIELD — A re-election seeking Gov. Pat Quinn used his State of the State speech Wednesday to declare that Illinois is “making a comeback” under his leadership and unveil a modest agenda of spending more on early childhood...
  • Former Christie aide says governor knew of bridge lane closures

    A former close aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said through his attorney that the governor knew about the closures of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge as they were happening, disputing Christie's assertion that he only learned about...
  • Rutherford investigating employee allegation, blames Rauner

    Rutherford investigating employee allegation, blames Rauner
    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford on Friday said he’s the target of politically motivated misconduct allegations leveled against him by an employee, but the worker’s attorney called the matter “serious and real.” Neither...
  • Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts

    Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts
    Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers. Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...
  • Academy Says Song Decision Was About Oscar 'Integrity'

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Saturday clarified its decision to rescind the original song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone," with Acad president Cheryl Boone Isaacs telling Variety "it all comes down to the integrity of the award...
  • Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?

    Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?
    As the 2014 campaign for governor heats up, candidates of both parties are making promises of bold new programs or deep tax cuts — in many cases giving vague and sometimes implausible explanations of how they will pay for them. Whether they are...
  • Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday

    Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday
    HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection. Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...
  • Why not get tough on water use, California?

     Why not get tough on water use, California?
    To hear Gov. Jerry Brown tell it, California is in a "mega drought" — perhaps the worst dry spell it's ever known. So why does he keep calling for voluntary water conservation? The governor met with Southern California water officials Thursday...